Riad Idrissy is the creation of linguist and entrepreneur John Twomey, owner of the famous Ten Bells Pub in Spitalfields, London. Situated at the heart of Fez medina this charming 4 suite riad is expertly run by Robert Johnstone (designer, cook and gardener!) who is also responsible for the lovely interiors and who worked at The Wolsley for 10 years and who was Maitre D' at The Ivy restaurant. Next to the Riad is the Ruined Garden which is in the remains of a rather grand house that was abandoned many years ago, however the mosaic floors and fountains remain, lovingly restored and turned into a magical secret garden by Robert and his green fingers. Soon to open in the garden the cafe will serve street food at lunch time and afternoon tea (though private to guests until midday).
The sumptuous Riad Idrissy breakfast can be taken anywhere within the house or garden. Lunch and afternoon teas are served in the Ruined Garden Cafe and sundowners can be enjoyed on the roof terrace with views across Fez. Many of the herbs and cut flowers used in the Riad are grown in the Ruined Garden. Ask nicely and Robert might even cook you dinner!
Each of the air-conditioned 4 suites at Riad Idrissy have been decorated with flair and imagination by Robert using local and authentic products, materials and antiques. All of them have private bathrooms with rain showers, mist-free mirrors, heated towel rails, towels and local products. There is complimentary WiFi throughout the riad, but in keeping with the traditional life of the medina the riad is telephone and television free. There are 3 double rooms and one room with 2 singles which also has a sofa bed.
We have 4 suites all with private bathrooms with rain showers, mist-free mirrors, heated towel rails, towels and local toiletries. In each room there is a personal safe-deposit box and reversible air-conditioning as well kaftans & slippers. To preserve the feeling of traditional medina life there are no televisions or telephones, but there is wifi throughout the house and garden.
Nearest airport: Fez
Distance from nearest airport: 20 minutes
Please note: rates indicate FROM price for the given period and may differ for higher number of visitors. Rates currency is EUR.
Rates at Riad Idrissy are per room per night and include breakfast and airport transfer.
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